Stray dog finishes marathon ahead of runner

By Agence France-Presse ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-08-23 07:41:37

Amid celebrations for the end of the Rio Olympics, few spared a thought for Jordan's Methkal Abu Drais, who finished the marathon behind a Japanese comedian, a stray dog and an Argentine running sideways.

It sounds like a punchline to a joke, but that's what happened as the 32-year-old army sergeant trotted home last in Sunday's race, finishing 140th - more than 37 minutes behind gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya.

Enough time perhaps to fashion a sign warning "Slippery when wet" for rivals toppling along the home stretch on a rain-soaked concrete surface that resembled an ice rink.

Stray dog finishes marathon ahead of runner

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